Finally, Rais Yatim came up with a defensive statement, denying all accusation made against him and his family by bloggers and the Opposition on the Net.
So, he wasn't the 'VVIP' who raped his Indonesian maid some four years ago, and his family was not also in any kind of business purportedly 'created' by his political enemies and bloggers who are in a cahoot to bring him down.
Well, at least he has spoken out. Whether or not those with proofs linking him and his family to so many wrongdoings would stand up by their allegation, the least we can expect is the row between him and some bloggers would not end just like that... not for the time being.
I have been waiting for such a statement after my posting on The Minister and a Weakylicks Datuk on Dec 29, 2010. Of course he 'cannot tahan anymore'.
"I refute the allegations, whether they are about raping any individual four years ago (2007) or any other allegation, raised by bloggers on the Internet or by any political entity... I state readily that any report by anyone so far related to this matter should be investigated under the country's laws.
"All written material, reports, extracts and speculation, including illustrations and photographs, published in any blog or website on the Internet so far on the allegation of misconduct or rape of any individual are ill-favoured, malicious and libellous, having been fabricated without any valid legal basis," he said.
Let's wait for response by those who have been attacking him. I could sense the heat is building up! In this modern era, even alibis can be created!
continue reading his statement...